Sunday, September 21, 2008

Denmark's ELRO Deploys ECI Metro Core Ethernet Platform

ELRO Amba, a utility provider in Denmark, has selected ECI Telecom's SR9700 Series of Carrier Ethernet Switch Routers (CESR) to be deployed as part of its nationwide WiMAX network. The metro core platform will enable Elro to flexible bandwidth utilization, service customization, multiple connectivity, and high levels of QoS and availability. Financial terms were not disclosed.

  • Earlier this year, ECI Telecom unveiled its new Carrier Ethernet 9000 Family, encompassing Carrier Ethernet switch routers, aggregation switches and demarcation units for the metro core, metro access and customer premises. The platforms are designed to deliver high-densities of MEF-certified Ethernet & IP services, including E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree, IP Multicast for IPTV delivery and IP VPNs. The new SR9700 model will leverage the company's modular IP/MPLS "ShadeTree" software (originally developed by Laurel Networks) and feature an industry leading density of 1,200 Gigabit Ethernet ports (full-speed) per rack. ECI is powering the SR9700 with a custom-developed programmable ASIC capable of delivering fine-grained QoS, comprehensive OAM and wire-speed performance. The platform scales to 100 Gbps per slot. In addition to a mix of 10/100/GE/10GE interfaces, the platform supports TDM/CES using MPLS. It also offers direct interfaces to the optical transport layer via WDM pluggable optics and built-in OTN (G.709) tunable laser. Two models are initially being introduced. The SR9710 is a 10-slot, 400 Gbps system, and the SR9705 is a 5-slot 200 Gbps system with full interchangeability of line cards between platforms.


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